Give and Show


Show Definitions
Give verb – To bring before the public in performance or exhibition.
Usage example: the author will give a reading from her latest work at 7:00 p.m.

Show is a synonym for give in demonstrate topic. In some cases you can use "Show" instead a verb "Give".
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Synonyms for Give


Show Definitions
Show verb – To present so as to invite notice or attention.
Give is a synonym for show in action topic. Sometimes you can use "Give" instead a verb "Show", if it concerns topics such as grant, donate.
Nearby Words: showy, showed, showing, showcase, shown
Synonyms for Show

How words are described

old old give old show
good good give good show
long long give long show
similar similar give similar show
Other adjectives: short, light, little, bad, dark, main, famous, former, later, awesome, magical, medical.

Common collocations

ability give ability show ability
character give character show character
power give power show power
strength give strength show strength
Other nouns: life, name, appearance, amount, time, example, bit, hints.

Both words in one sentence

  • Reference Overdosed The Whateley Universe, especially the story "Tales of the MCO", where the kids watch a television show and give it the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.
  • Series / Key & Peele Alter Ego Acting: Vandaveon and Mike, wannabe YouTubers who critique the actual show and give their own interpretation... which can get a little fixated.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl She was the first person to show him kindness in all of his 400+ cursed years of life and once she ended up cursed and immortal like him, they tried to give Eternal Love a shot.
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